News: Experiment ‘turns waste CO2 to stone’

Scientists think they have found a smart way to constrain carbon dioxide emissions – just turn them to stone. The researchers report an experiment in Iceland where they have pumped CO2 and water underground into volcanic rock. Reactions with the minerals in the deep basalts convert the carbon dioxide to a stable, immobile chalky solid. …

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News: Solar Impulse flies over New York

A plane powered entirely by the sun is flying over New York City. The Solar Impulse 2 took off from Lehigh Valley, 87 miles (140km) west of the “Big Apple”, on a journey that takes only a few hours. The flight marks the completion of the trans-America portion of the aircraft’s bid to circumnavigate the …

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